Fishing Report: Colorado River waters striper bite picking up; bass in prespawn
Anglers are having great luck at both sites. Our local angler Jason Trautwein (above) was fishing from the shore at Davis Camp. He was using his favorite spinner to land his limit of five rainbow trout. I have reports that PowerBait and nightcrawlers were also producing some nice catches.
Colorado River striper bite picking up in casino area
Some great news: our striper bite is picking up. Our local striper angler Kent Davis was in the casino area and landed an nice 3.7 pound striper (above). He was using anchovies fishing from shore to bring in this fish at 22 and 3/8 inches. Our weather is cooperating some, which means more anglers can get out there and take advantage of our fishery.
Lake Mohave fishing report: Bass biting, largemouth and smallmouth in prespawn
Up on Lake Mohave it’s been largemouth and smallmouth bass which seem to be in prespawn. So for you catch-and-release anglers, be careful when handling these fish. Try not to press the mid-section so as not to squeeze out anything like the eggs of the female. Maybe just lay the fish on a measuring board, take the photo, and gently put the fish back in the area where it was caught. No word on the striper bite from the lake as of yet.
Topock Marsh report
The Topock Marsh is a great spot for the largemouth bass and catfish — but mostly channel cats in this area. The marsh also has some panfish with an occasional striper thrown in the mix to make this area another one of our pleasant fishing destinations.
Hope this helps for now, and we will see you in soon to share that catch and the story to go with it.
Most of all thanks for all of your support.
Now Go Catch A Fish.
Rusty at Riviera Marina in Bullhead City can be reached at 928-763-8550
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